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Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | Back issues
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Chicago police profiling

CHICAGO — A federal court in Chicago denied the city’s effort to strike certain elements from a class action brought by a group of Black and Latino drivers, but also partially dismissed portions of their complaint. They say Chicago police have, for at least 50 years, systematically targeted Black and Latino residents, most recently through mass traffic stops of Black and Latino drivers. Their 14th Amendment and Illinois Civil Rights Act claims survive, but their Title VI claim fails because police departments cannot be sued as a matter of state law.

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